FBI executes search warrant on the house of Mission Veritas founder

The FBI searched the house of James O’Keefe, the founding father of conservative outfit Mission Veritas, on Saturday as a part of its investigation into the potential theft of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, President Biden’s daughter, The New York Instances reported.

The search of O’Keefe’s residence in Mamaroneck, New York, comes sooner or later after O’Keefe launched a press release acknowledging that the group, which makes a speciality of “sting” movies that includes activists, politicians and the media, had been approached by individuals claiming to have Ashley’s diary. O’Keefe stated the group determined to not publish it.

“Late final 12 months, we had been approached by tipsters claiming that they had a duplicate of Ashley Biden’s diary,” O’Keefe stated in a press release on the Mission Veritas web site. “The tipsters indicated that they had been negotiating with a special media outlet for the fee of monies for the diary.”

He continued: “On the finish of the day, we made the moral resolution that as a result of, partly, we couldn’t decide if the diary was actual, if the diary the truth is belonged to Ashley Biden, or if the contents of the diary occurred, we couldn’t publish the diary and any half thereof.” He added that the group turned the diary over to regulation enforcement.

Mission Veritas press secretary R.C. Maxwell advised CNBC in an e mail Saturday that they “do not need any additional remark” past Friday’s assertion.

Whereas Mission Veritas didn’t publish excerpts from the diary, handwritten pages had been printed on a right-wing web site proper earlier than Election Day final 12 months. Flyover Media, the corporate that owns the web site, is registered to the identical Wyoming deal with as Department Six Consulting Worldwide, an organization run by Richard Seddon, an ex-British spy who has labored carefully with Mission Veritas, in line with the Instances. O’Keefe was as soon as listed because the president of an organization at this deal with.

On Thursday, the FBI additionally searched the New York properties of present and former members of Mission Veritas as a part of their investigation, in line with a press release on the group’s web site and the New York Instances.

Learn the whole New York Instances article right here.

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